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DownloadContracting for Change: Incorporating Payment Incentives for Early Childhood Outcomes in Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Contracts in Connecticut
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This paper details the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC)’s pilot home-visiting initiative, in partnership with Social Finance, that was designed to improve early childhood mental health outcomes and respond to adverse childhood experiences. With the establishment of this program, OEC paid for outcomes, such as healthy births or parent employment, that generated significant two-generational impacts for families, communities, and the state government. Connecticut’s data-driven, innovative financing approach to support high-risk communities will help other states begin to replicate and scale this program and ultimately produce improved outcomes among mothers and children.
Nationwide, programs typically are funded by the number of individuals who receive a service ... OEC’s pilot outcomes rate card enables us to pay for the results that matter most, and do so for the whole family.—David Wilkinson, Former OEC Commissioner
Designing an Outcomes Rate Card Approach in Connecticut to Better Serve Families
Social Finance and OEC conducted an extensive review of their rate card implementation and determined that the model would be more impactful and easier to implement if it were more clearly aligned with OEC’s goals…
Creating System-Level Accountability through Outcomes Rate Cards in Connecticut
Social Finance is dedicated to continuously improving the structure of outcomes rate cards to maximize family-level impact, as seen in this four-year partnership with OEC. The outcomes rate card enables governments to pay providers varied…